Sunday, June 9, 2013

Iris and her friends.

  The wind for the most part has been blowing just about every day sense February.  This has kept me inside far to often.  I would rather work out in 90f heat than eat dirt and dust all day.  Besides I do it all day at work, I need a break when I get home.  The other things I hate about the wind is... I cant spray weeds or even burn the weeds I pick up and then the weeds I do pick up are replaced with more tumble weeds blown back in.  It's a never ending cycle and I enjoy almost every minute of it.  :o)     

They are tough even without water.  I've seen them growing by abandoned buildings in Southern AZ
And more than often, the are free!

west side and the back yard

globe mallow

cliffrose (Purshia mexicana)

columbine sp. (idaho native)

ice plant sp.

catmint (nepeta sp.)

California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)
This plant lived through the winter, which I have never seen before.
Iris (up-close)

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Yucca baccata

penstemon sp.
columbine sp. 

penstemon sp.

Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. albispinus

Sclerocactus parviflorus
With ant damage, these are the same ants that sometimes pollonate my yuccas.

If you look close, you can see the ants!

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